Dr Edward Kwakwa

WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Edward Kwakwa.

Assistant Director General, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector


Dr Kwakwa works for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he has served in several capacities including that of Legal Counsel for WIPO. Kwakwa holds an LL.B degree from the University of Ghana, an LL.M. from Queen’s University in Canada, and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale University in the U.S.A. Before joining WIPO, Dr Kwakwa practiced corporate and international trade law and investment with the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers in Washington, D.C., worked as International Legal Adviser at the Commission on Global Governance in Geneva, as Senior Legal Adviser at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and as Legal Affairs Officer at the World Trade Organization.